The NFL should have way more than just two head-coaching vacancies by the end of the year.
There is a chance we could see a third, maybe even a fourth, NFL team go the route of the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts by firing their head coach and going with an interim before the end of the season.
While the NFL remains the most popular league in the United States of America, the coaching department has left a lot to be desired this season. It is as bad as it has been in years. People tune in to watch the NFL to see the best play the best. Sadly, we have a bunch of good coordinators promoted beyond their levels of competency and we are paying dearly for it. Oh, what a shame…
With Matt Rhule and Frank Reich having already been let go, what head coaches could be next?
New Orleans Saints (4-8)
Dennis Allen could get a second season, but it might only be more of the same
After scoring precisely zero points vs. the San Francisco 49ers last week, the New Orleans Saints have stumbled to 4-8 on the season under first-year head coach Dennis Allen. Although he may favor the defensive side of the ball, he is starting to lose all the credibility he gained reinventing himself as Sean Payton’s long-time defensive coordinator. With Payton gone, this team stinks.
Continuity is not in line with what the Saints thought by promoting Allen from within. As it turns out, Payton was irreplaceable. As far as if the organization will move on from Allen after only one season at the helm, keep in mind how poor the coaching candidate pool is at right now in the NFL. It may serve the Saints to ride this failed experiment out for another year or so before resetting.
Keep in mind that all four teams in the NFC South are currently below .500 through Week 12, too.